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To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

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We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than money.
- Thomas Jefferson

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

One movement toward light becomes a clear signpost on a long road.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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